Mar 14, 2012 - 7:49 pm
Hello. I am a new member recently diagnosed with DCIS in the right breast. It is in more than one location so I have to have a mastectomy. I just saw the plastic surgeon and we discussed reconstruction. I am not eligible to have reconstruction because I am very overweight. I will need to lose at least 70 pounds to be eligible for the surgery. If I can lose the weight it will take me at least a year and then I have to go through more surgery for the reconstruction. I have VERY large breasts. If I have one mastectomy the breast form I will need will be heavy, sweaty and uncomfortable. I think. Plus I'm not sure how happy I am going to be with one huge saggy breast and one total flat side of my chest. Now I am thinking of having both breasts removed so I can wear smaller (D cup) breast forms. I will me much more comfortable as I try to lose weight and hope for reconstruction. I am 56 years old, am not vain, but I am human. Any advice or comments for me?